Ashley Apap - Outer Child
Nominated for the Golden Gibbo Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2022
You’ve abandoned your Inner Child for too long – so how will you cope with the tantrum that follows? Join Ashley Apap as she wrestles with the child inside her (ew, not like that).
It’s time to heal – whether you’re prepared for the wounds to break open or not. On this frenzied journey of self-discovery and self-destruction, you’ll be guided through the six steps towards repair, understanding and self-compassion.
Ashley is deeply insecure – but inside her is a loud, grotty ball of confidence. Through her remarkable character work, original songs and colourful personality, she'll take you along on an exploration sure to be "filled with heart, deep belly laughs and killer vocals" (Theatre Thoughts).
After sold out runs of her award-nominated debut hour Ouch! in 2022, Outer Child takes a more conceptual path. The writer/performer examines how our insecurities can conflict with our true selves, and how seemingly harmless influences may be more damaging than they appear. This hour of mayhem may leave you asking, "and is this 'Inner Child' in the room with us right now?".
‘Great comic potential and a voice not often heard.’ The Age
‘A triumph for this up-and-coming artist. ★★★★’ Theatre Thoughts
‘Intimate, entertaining and thoroughly relatable... a truly incredible performance. ★★★★’ Theatre People
‘Apap’s stand-up skills are exceptional... a natural performer and a gifted comic.’ Theatre Travels
Presented by: Ashley Apap
Ashley is a Melbourne based writer/performer/creator who dabbles in a bit of everything funny: stand-up, musical comedy, sketch, improv and storytelling. As well as being nominated for the Golden Gibbo (MICF 2022) for the sold out run of her debut show Ouch! at MICF, Sydney Fringe and Melbourne Fringe, Ashley has been making waves in the comedy scene around Australia. Quoted by The Age as having "great comic potential and a voice not often heard" Ashley writes from a place of introspection, leading with vulnerability and honesty to create an intimate and unique experience for audiences. Ashley was in the writers room workshop for upcoming Malthouse Theatre play "Telethon Kid" by Alistair Baldwin and also does freelance joke writing for other comedians.
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